Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you an idea about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is operating, but it gives you a means to save more money. Taking steps to increase your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a massive, expensive project. There are many simple ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when needed, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you’re not using them.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can be a game-changer when it comes to saving money on energy. The unforgiving winter and summer months in Huffman mean your HVAC system will be working intensely, so now is the time to ensure it’s running efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are dusty, it’s more work for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it needs to, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this hard work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could mean you have to replace it sooner than you’d have to. Plus, clean filters mean more comfortable, clean air in your home.
When you’re thinking about the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to take into account its age. In general, newer systems are notably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you need to make repairs to an older system. The normal lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is close to that age, consider the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in possible energy rebates and the cost savings you’ll see on your utility bills.
Try these other steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated well.
- Look for air leaks around your doors and windows and seal them and/or add weatherstripping.
- Keep your kitchen and laundry appliances clean, especially where they have ventilation.
Making your home more energy efficient can be no problem, especially when our team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman is here to help. Whether you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re wanting to replace it, call us at 832-777-1521. We’re eager to help!